Jan 162019
 

On This Day

January

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Births

John Carpenter1948Age 71


John Carpenter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that he has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Caroline Munro1949Age 70


Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Alex Cropley1951Age 68


Alex Cropley is a retired footballer who featured as a midfielder. As so he played with clubs Hibernian, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Portsmouth. Cropley was also capped for the Scottish national football team.

He played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1981 – 1982.
Trevor Ross1957Age 62


Trevor Ross is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Ross played for English clubs Arsenal, Everton, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Bury. He also featured for AEK Athens of the Greek First Division. Born in England, Ross is a youth international for Scotland.

He played 5 times for Portsmouth in 1982.
Tsianina Joelson1975Age 44


Tsianina Joelson is an American actress, fitness model, and former beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Coos County in 1993.

Joelson was the co-host of the short-lived summer 1998 MTV series The Daily Burn. Her most recognized movie role is for the 2000 film Bring It On, where she played wealthy cheerleader Darcy. From 2000-2001 she also had four appearances in the role of Varia, an Amazon, on Xena: Warrior Princess in the 6th and final season.
Renée Felice Smith1985Age 34


Renée Felice Smith is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles, since joining the series that began in 2010.

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